|Insight: Cutting costs? / Dancing in China / Sundial Solstice|
Cutting costs? - Today on Insight, hear why CalPERS is investing $700 million in companies that are trying to reduce medical costs. Dancing in China - The Sacramento Ballet recently returned from China. Two of the dancers tell you about performing there and you’ll hear clips from an audio diary one of them kept on the trip. Sundial Solstice - There are big plans to celebrate the Solstice Thursday at the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CalPERS; medical costs; Sacramento Ballet; Sundial Solstice; Sundial Bridge in Redding
|Insight: Dan Lungren / Dracula Ballet / Jon Nakamatsu|
Dan Lungren - Congressman Dan Lungren will address the growing problem of flood control in California, including bringing us up to date on the levee work that needs to be done in Natomas. Dracula Ballet - Sacramento Ballet brings the classic horror story, Dracula, to the dance stage. We'll speak with Christopher Nachtrab, who dances the role of Dracula, and Amanda Peet, who dances the role of the other lead character, Lucy...
Keywords: Insight; KXJZ; CSU; Sacramento; Dan Lungren; Natomas; levee; Dracula Ballet; Sacramento Ballet; Christopher Nachtrab; Amanda Peet; Lucy; Dracula; Jon Nakamatsu; pianist; Three Stages; Folsom Lake College
|Insight: News Network / Did Sid / Plastic Ahoy / Sac Ballet - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
News Network - Sacramento News and Review Co-Editor Nick Miller joined us to preview this year's State of the City and talk about a rash of assaults on women in Midtown. Did Sid? - The debut mystery novel from a local newscaster is getting rave reviews. Paul Robins, a long-time radio DJ who made the move to early morning television for Fox40, has self-published his first book. "Did Sid?" is set in Sacramento and features a cast of characters that area readers may find recognizable...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; News Network; Nick Miller, Co-Editor, Sacramento News & Review; Did Sid?; Paul Robins, author, Did Sid?; Plastic Ahoy; Patricia Newman, author, Plastic, Ahoy!; floating garbage patch; Sacramento Ballet; Ron Cunningham, co-artistic director, Sacramento Ballet; Ma Cong, choreographer; Wild Sweet Love; Wunderland
|Insight: New Food Bank / Beppe Gambetta / Choreography Competition / Sound Advice: JazzStream|
New Food Bank - Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services is breaking ground today on a new 20,000 square foot Education Center building and Urban Farm that will bring expanded services and opportunities. SFBFS serves more than 20,000 families in our community each month and that number is growing. We'll talk about it with Community and Development Director Kelly Siefkan. Beppe Gambetta - Italian acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta returns to Northern California to perform in Sutter Creek this week...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services expansion; Sacramento Food Bank Urban Farm; Beppe Gambetta; Rendez-vous; live performance; studio performance; Sacramento Ballet Capital Choreography Competition; Sound Advice: JazzStream; John Brenneise
|Insight: University Foundations / Urijah Faber / Brian Reeder|
University Foundations - The controversy over non-profit foundations at California State Unversity campuses. Should a CSU foundation be governed by the same public-records rules that apply to the university? This issue came to the fore last month when a CSU foundation booked Sarah Palin for a speaking engagement. She's scheduled to be in Turlock at CSU Stanislaus on June 25th to speak at the campus' 50th anniversary gala...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; University foundations; California State University, Stanislaus; Sarah Palin scheduled to speak in Turlock; Urijah Faber; mixed martial arts; World Extreme Cagefighting championship bout; Brian Reeder, choreographer; Market Crash; Sacramento Ballet
|Insight: Californian Governance / Antarctica Science / Choreography / Lourdes Perez|
Californian Governance - There's a lot of talk in California about a governance crisis and the need for political reform. But what kind of reforms would Californians support? That question was answered in the latest Statewide Survey produced by the Public Policy Institute of California. Today on Insight, Mark Baldassare tells you about it. Antarctica Scientist - Would you like to camp out near a frozen lake in Antarctica? That's what two UC Davis scientists are doing for seven weeks this fall...
Keywords: California governance; Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Baldassare; UC Davis scientists; Antarctica scientists; choreography competition; Sacramento Ballet; Capital Choreography Competition; Lourdes Perez; singer-songwriter; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Syria's Refugees / Schwarzenegger's Book Tour / Ron Cunningham's 25th Anniversary / Eliane Elias - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Syria's Refugees - A humanitarian crisis rages on in Syria as Americans consider who should be the country's next president. Many Americans and journalists are asking the candidates whether the United States should intervene in an international conflict if our national security is not at risk. We'll speak with a UC Davis professor who has been following the Syria crisis closely, Keith Watenpaugh, about what America's responsibility to help Syrian refugees might be...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Syria's refugees; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Laurence Leamer, biographer; Fantastic; Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director, Sacramento Ballet; Eliane Elias, composer-performer-arranger
|Insight: Political Junkie Comes to California / Relief for Rim Fire Ranchers / "Duck, Duck, Goose" / "The Nutcracker" - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Political Junkie Comes to California - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to many NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Late last week, California's Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer shifted their positions on filibuster reform and Nevada Senator Harry Reid e...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; political junkie; Ken Rudin; The Political Junkie; California politics; relief for Rim Fire ranchers; Rim Fire Ranchers Relief benefit dinner and auction; Jack Bettencourt; Pastor; Country Cowboy Church; Sonora; Duck; Duck; Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Waterfowl; Both Farmed and Wild; Hank Shaw; author; Duck; Duck; Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Waterfowl; Both Farmed and Wild; Nutcracker; Sacramento Ballet; Ron Cunningham; co-artistic director; The Sacramento Ballet; Alexandra Cunningham; dancer; The Nutcracker; Alex Stewart; dancer; The Nutcracker; Carly Stewart; dancer; The Nutcracker
|Insight: Law Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants / Concussions and Brain Injury / News Network / Sacramento Ballet - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Law Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants - Imagine passing the state bar exam but not being able to get your license to practice law in California. That's been the reality for Sergio Garcia of Chico while he waited for Governor Jerry Brown to sign legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain professional licenses in California, which he did this past Saturday. Garcia joins us to explain what the signing of the bill means for his law license, and how the new law could affect the rest of...
Keywords: Insight; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; Law Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants; state bar exam; practice law in California; Sergio Garcia of Chico; Governor Jerry Brown; legislation allowing undocumented immigrants; Concussions and Brain Injury; Bennet Omalu, UC Davis pathologist; PBS Frontline documentary titled League of Denial; The NFL's Concussion Crisis; violent collisons; early-onset dementia; catastrophic brain damage; Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; football players and wrestlers; United States Congress; News Network; wishbone-shaped tree branch; try to find water; well company employee in Auburn; water witching; Gus Thomson, Auburn Journal Staff Writer; Sacramento Ballet; The Sacramento Ballet; Ron Cunningham, executive director; Balanchine's Rubies; Ron Cunningham's Firebird; Rite of Spring; 100th anniversary; Stravinski
|Insight: HIV Vaccine / Marcos Breton / Gatsby's Music / Steelin' Dan - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
HIV Vaccine - Widely recognized as an expert in the molecular events involved in viral infection, Professor Sir Andrew McMichael is currently testing a series of T-cell boosting vaccines to determine if they can replace traditional drug treatments in preventing or controlling human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He'll be speaking at noon in Davis and 5pm in Sacramento this Wednesday. Marcos Breton - Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us at the start of each month to discuss various issu...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; HIV vaccine; Andrew McMichael, Professor Sir; Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee columnist; Sacramento Ballet, The Great Gatsby; Great Gatsby, The; Billy Novick and the Blue Syncopators; E. Faye Butler, vocalist; Steelin' Dan
|Insight: Brain Awareness / Melissa Sandvig / Laura Meyer / Sound Advice|
Brain Awareness - How does schizophrenia affect the brain? A local scientist who uses imaging to study the mind will talk about it tonight. Dr. Don Ragland, an associate professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, researches the effect of schizophrenia on brain function. Melissa Sandvig - Ballet dancer Melissa Sandvig is back in town. She'll dance in "Carmina Burana" as a guest artist with the Sacramento Ballet...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; brain awareness; schizophrenia; Don Ragland; UC Davis; Melissa Sandvig; Carmina Burana; Sacramento Ballet; So You Think You Can Dance; Laura Meyer; singer-songwriter; Miles from Nowhere; Sound Advice: Jazz; Gary Vercelli; classical and jazz
|Insight: Tough Ballot Fight / S.O.S. Ballet / Farm Update / Sound Advice|
Tough Ballot Fight - How do California voters feel about the budget measures on the May ballot? If the measures fail, the recent, hard-fought budget deal will unravel. According to a new statewide survey, that might not happen. The PPIC survey found only one of the budget measures has majority support. We'll talk about the results with Mark Baldassare. S.O.S. Ballet - How are the dancers of Sacramento Ballet handling the financial crisis that threatened their company's future? On the next Insigh...
Keywords: California voters; California ballot measures; California budget; PPIC; Mark Baldassare; Sacramento Ballet; SOS ballet; guerrilla ballet; Alexandra Cunningham; Gabriel Williams; Megan Steffans; White House garden; Maria Shriver; California State Capital garden; Margaret Lloyd; Sound Advice; Nick Brunner; Off Air; Smart Rock Radio; Insight; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Arts in Sacramento / Frankie the Dog / High School Debate / Kushman by the Bottle - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Arts in Sacramento - The landscape of Sacramento's arts scene has changed in the past decade with a recession and two large-scale venues (Mondavi and Three Stages) that attract big name national acts and offer people in the suburbs a shorter commute. The Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Philharmonic, and the Sacramento Opera are the organizations taking the biggest hit. After years of deficit the ballet is performing this year's Nutcracker without a live orchestra for the first time and the phi...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Sacramento arts scene; Sacramento Ballet; Sacramento Philharmonic; Sacramento Opera; Frankie the dog; dog left for dead; Nevada Union High School Debate Team; Nevada County Bar Association; Kushman by the Bottle; Rick Kushman
|Insight: Melissa Sandvig / Cutting Defense / Flash Fiction 365 / Poplollys|
Melissa Sandvig - One of the star's of "So You Think You Can Dance" is performing this weekend in the Sacramento Ballet's "Nutcracker." You'll meet Melissa Sandvig, the classically trained dancer who made it to the Top 6 of this summer's hit dance show, and hear what it's like to perform in a Christmas classic. Cutting Defense - Self-defense instructor Midge Marino is seeing two of her three classes at Sacramento State being cut; they include general self-defense classes for students at large, p...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Melissa Sandvig; So You Think You Can Dance; Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker; naughty ballerina; self-defense class cut; Sacramento State; Midge Marino; Flash Fiction 365; Jason Sinclair Long; short stories written every day; Poplollys; country-rockabilly band; studio performance
|Insight: New Testament / Matt Neenan / Raphael Delgado / Sound Advice: Opera|
New Testament - Is it time to reconsider the roles of Judas, Mary Magdalene and doubting Thomas during biblical times? The author of a a new translation of the new testament thinks so. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Dr. Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Orange County's Chapman University. Matt Neenan - A new work by choreographer Matt Neenan is premiering this weekend at the Sacramento Ballet...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; New Testament translation; Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies, and chair, Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University; Bible translation reconsiders roles; Matt Neenan, choreographer; Sacramento Ballet performs new work; Raphael Delgado, artist; Evolve The Gallery shows Delgado works; Sound Advice: Opera; Sean Bianco
|Insight: Arias and Overtures / Baby Grand / Blues Music Festival|
"Arias, Overtures & Arabesques" - This concert is a collaboration among three Sacramento-based classical arts organizations: the Opera, Ballet and Philharmonic Orchestra. It features an excerpt from the opera, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," composed by Sacramento resident William MacSems. Also performing is Davis-native and baritone Nicolai Janitzky, a featured soloist. Both join us in the studio. Baby Grand - The Sacramento indie-pop band Baby Grand debuts its new album this weekend...
Keywords: Arias, Overtures & Arabesques; Sacramento Opera; Sacramento Ballet; Sacramento Philharmonic; Outcasts of Poker Flat; William MacSems; Baby Grand; indie-pop band; American River Music Festival; Ray Bonneville; David Jacobs-Strain; live performance; David Watts Barton; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Early Fire Season / Syria and Chemical Weapons / Equine Therapy for PTSD / Modern Masters: Proteges|
Early Fire Season - California fire officials are stressing the importance of prevention and preparedness as the summer fire season begins early in what is already a hot, dry year. We'll explore the potential for wildfires in the Sacramento region with a National Weather Service forecaster and Daniel Berlandt from Cal Fire. Syria and Chemical Weapons - On the heels of President Obama's comments confirming evidence of chemicals used in Syria, we'll talk with UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh ab...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Early Fire Season; prevention and preparedness; summer fire season; wildfires in the Sacramento region; Daniel Berlandt, National Weather Service forecaster with Cal Fire; Syria and Chemical Weapons; President Obama's comments; chemicals used in Syria; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; Third Annual Symposium on Human Rights, next week at UC Davis; Equine Therapy for PTSD; benefit concert and wine tasting, Saturday, May 4th at the River Highlands Ranch for the Highland Springs Healing Center; Smartville-based Equine Therapy center; people suffering from PTSD, most notable returning Vets; Joaquin Jacobs, equine therapist at Highland Springs; Jane Rivar, singer and artist; River Highlands Ranch; Modern Masters: Proteges; The Sacramento Ballet; Modern Masters program; Ron Cunningham, Sacramento Ballet artistic director; Rex Moore, dancer; Modern Masters: Proteges, runs May 16 through 19
|Insight: Latest in Syria / Natomas Levees / New Jerusalem / Gatsby Ballet - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Latest in Syria - On Friday, January 11, Syrian rebels seized the largest helicopter base in Taftanaz, located north of the country, a key facility in the government's escalating air war that the rebels had beent rying to take for months. This recent development allows rebels to create something closer to real "liberated" territory, a goal that has eluded them until now and what is bringing Syrians to sing "My Taftanaz, the martyrs of God, our country is winning." We check in with Keith and Hegh...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Syria; Taftanaz; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Heghnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; flood protection; Natomas Basin; Natomas Levee Improvement Project; Steve Cohn, Sacramento District 3 Councilman; Brandy Boyd, editor, Natomas Buzz; New Jerusalem - The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza; Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, The; Big Idea Theatre; Shannon Mahoney; Gatsby Ballet; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Great Gatsby, The; Ron Cunningham; Carinne Cunningham; Alex Cunningham; Daisy Buchanan; Sacramento Ballet
|Insight: Railyards Update / Shari Fitzpatrick / Fight Director / Joyce Carol Thomas|
Railyard Update - What's happening with redevelopment in Sacramento's railyards district? We'll get an update from Inland American spokeman and consultant Jared Ficker on the Sacramento Railyards project. Shari Fitzpatrick - We'll talk with Roseville businesswoman Shari Fitzpatrick, who founded the widely successful Shari's Berries, about her new book "Berried in Chocolate: How I Built a Multimillion-dollar Business By Doing What I Love to Do and How You Can Too." Fight Director - The Sacramento...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento railyard update; Inland American; Jared Ficker; Shari Fitzpatrick; Shari's Berries; Berried in Chocolate: How I Built a Multimillion-dollar Business By Doing What I Love to Do and How You Can Too; fight director; Dexter Fidler; Romeo and Juliet; Sacramento Ballet; Joyce Carol Thomas; Words Take Wing Children's Literature lecture, UC Davis; Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea; Marked By Fire
|Insight-130319: Gun Owners / News Network: Stockton / Three Midsummer Nights - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Gun Owners - The role of guns in American society has been hotly debated for years, but the discussion seems to reach a fever pitch every time there's a shocking shooting like the recent school massacre in Newton, Conn. In February, Insight spoke with a variety of guests about gun laws in California and whether they work. After that show aired, we heard from a number of legal gun owners who felt their voices weren't being heard...
Keywords: KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; gun owners; school massacre in Newton, Conn; gun laws in California; Manuel Hernandez, Manager, M&J Gun Trade; M&J Gun Trade; News Network: Stockton; violent crime has decreased; Brubeck Festival; Rich Ibarra, Capital Public Radio Stockton Reporter; Midsummer Night's Dream, A; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Sierra Stages; Sacramento Theater Company; Sacramento Ballet; Shakespeare; Alexander Cain Biber; Isaias Acosta; Christine Nicholson, director of STC's staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream
|Insight: Youth Employment / 9-Year-Old Swimmer / Teen Cycling Team / At the Ballet|
Youth Employment/Summer Jobs - It's graduation time for Sacramento Area high schools and colleges. And, like clockwork, a flood of young people are trying to find varying degrees of work in a still-depressed job market. But even if unemployment is high and the prospects of finding a well-paid job are low, there is work out there for young people. Joining us to talk about how and where a young person in Sacramento might find work are three guests who specialize in helping people find work...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; youth employment; summer jobs; Justin Wehner, Labor Market Consultant, California Employment Development Department, Sacramento Region; Jill Stockinger, librarian, Sacramento Public Library; Suzy Murray, librarian, Sacramento Public Library; online job search services; Jordan Freer, swimmer; 9-year-old swims San Francisco bay; United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets campaign; teen cycling team; Believe and Achieve all-teen cycling team; Race Across America; RAAM; Connor Ellison, teen cyclist; At the Ballet III: Can't Touch This; Sacramento Ballet; Alex Stewart, producer, At the Ballet comedy musical revue